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The Marne: a tale of the war

The Marne: a tale of the war by Edith Wharton
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"The Marne: a tale of the war" by Edith Wharton is a powerful and poignant novel that delves into the horrors of war and the strength of the human spirit. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the story follows the lives of several characters as they navigate the challenges and tragedies of war.

Wharton's writing is beautifully descriptive and vivid, painting a vivid picture of the devastation and heartache wrought by war. The characters are richly developed and complex, each one grappling with their own fears and struggles as they fight to survive in a world torn apart by conflict.

One of the most compelling aspects of the novel is its exploration of the impact of war on individuals and society as a whole. Wharton skillfully weaves together personal stories with larger themes of patriotism, sacrifice, and the true cost of war.

Overall, "The Marne: a tale of the war" is a gripping and moving novel that offers a powerful commentary on the human experience during wartime. Wharton's prose is poetic and evocative, drawing readers into the lives of her characters and making them feel the full weight of their suffering and resilience. A must-read for anyone interested in historical fiction and the emotional toll of war.

Book Description:
American writer Edith Wharton is known for her novels of manners set in old New York; yet much of her adult life was spent in France. She lived in Paris throughout World War I and was heavily involved in refugee work. Her 1918 novella The Marne dramatizes the events of the war as seen through the eyes of 15-year-old Troy Belknap, an American boy who longs to join up and save his beloved France.

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